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  • worth — {{11}}worth (1) O.E. weorð equal in value to, from P.Gmc. *werthaz “toward, opposite,” hence “equivalent, worth (Cf. O.Fris. werth, O.N. verðr, Du. waard, O.H.G. werd, Ger. wert, Goth. wairþs worth, worthy ), perhaps a derivative of PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Worthy — Wor thy, a. [Compar. {Worthier}; superl. {Worthiest.}] [OE. worthi, wur[thorn]i, from worth, wur[thorn], n.; cf. Icel. ver[eth]ugr, D. waardig, G. w[ u]rdig, OHG. wird[=i]g. See {Worth}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having worth or excellence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worthy — [wʉr′thē] adj. worthier, worthiest [ME worthi] 1. having worth, value, or merit 2. having enough worth or merit (for someone or something specified); meriting: often with of or an infinitive [a man worthy of her, a candidate worthy to be… …   English World dictionary

  • Worth — Worth, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G. wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v[ a]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd, Goth. wa[ i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart}, {Ware} an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worth the while — Worth Worth, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G. wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v[ a]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd, Goth. wa[ i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart}, {Ware} an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worth while — Worth Worth, a. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wurE; akin to OFries. werth, OS. wer[eth], D. waard, OHG. werd, G. wert, werth, Icel. ver[eth]r, Sw. v[ a]rd, Dan. v[ae]rd, Goth. wa[ i]rps, and perhaps to E. wary. Cf. {Stalwart}, {Ware} an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worth — worth1 [wʉrth] n. [ME < OE weorth, akin to weorthian, to honor, Ger wert, worth, werden, to become < IE * wert , to turn: see VERSE] 1. material value, esp. as expressed in terms of money or some other medium of exchange 2. that quality of… …   English World dictionary

  • Worth — Worth, n. [OE. worth, wur[thorn], AS. weor[eth], wur[eth]; weor[eth], wur[eth], adj. See {Worth}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worth your salt — phrase respected by other people because you do your job well Any politician worth their salt will keep their campaign promises. Thesaurus: words used to describe workershyponym general words relating to jobs and workhypernym Main entry: salt * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • worthy — (adj.) mid 13c., having merit, from WORTH (Cf. worth) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Attested from c.1300 as a noun meaning person of merit (especially in Nine Worthies, famous men of history and legend: Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus, Hector, Alexander,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Worthy — Wor thy, n.; pl. {Worthies}. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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